Juba, 28 June 2018; South Sudan's President Salva Kiir in Presidential Republican decree read on state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting declares permanent cease.
The declaration of permanent ceasefire follows the peace agreement framework agreed upon by President Kiir and armed opposition chief Dr. Riek Machar in Khartoum this week on Wednesday.
“I do hereby issue this republican order for the declaration of permanent ceasefire with effect from 30th June 2018 and to continue in full operation permanently until otherwise,” said the President on the letter read on SSBC.
Residents in Juba UNMISS civilian protection sites express optimism about the announcement by the country's leader, they said if honored by the state military this will bring about hope for them to return to their homes.
J. Roberts Swaka